Pattern Name: Barn Raising
Quilting: utility quilting throughout with the TINIEST stitches - hand pieced and hand-quilted
Material: turkey red, indigo dyed wax resist calico and various shirting fabrics, plain cotton backing
Heritage: This is a truly remarkable quilt. This quilt was found by a good friend, Samantha in Tennessee. It is the Barn Raising variation of the classic Log Cabin. Made up in a plethora of quintesential Americana fabrics, this Barn Raising quilt is absolutely amazing. The quilt is a lighter-weight three-season quilt. It features rotating blocks to form a light and dark pattern that moves from the center outward. There is a turkey red border with an indigo wax resist calico binding. The quilt is truly a work of art.
Condition: Overall the piece is in excellent condition for its age. The quilt itself is quite sturdy, but there are some normal spots of wear and a stray storage stain or two. The binding is lightly frayed in several places. Surprisingly (or maybe unsurprisingly) the homespun backing is in remarkable shape and just as good as the front. This would not be a quilt to wash, but to leave outside in the sun (under a clean white sheet) for a few warm, sunny days. This is the traditional cleaning method for these types of quilts and would be appropriate here.
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